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Chili

SF Summer Grilling: “Chills-n-Grills”

Also known as “Cookin’ Hog in the Fog” or “Wearin’ Beanies while Cookin’ Weenies.” San Francisco summer is here and it means school is out, the days are longer, sometimes the sun actually breaks through the fog so let’s say that it’s a great time to spark up the grill!  This summer our butcher team added several new grill-friendly items to our grab-and-go prepack cases, featuring the sustainably-raised meat you know and love, seasoned and marinated with some of our favorite recipes and flavors.  All you have to do is grill:

  • SummerGrillingSemi-Boneless Mary’s Organic Chicken, seasoned with Omnivore Limone + Garlic & Herb Compound Butter: All the work for a classic brick chicken has been done for you, just throw it on the grill and add a brick (or heavy cast iron skillet)!
  • BN Ranch Korean Marinated Beef Short Ribs: A butcher case classic and staff favorite, now conveniently ready for you to grab-and-go. Serve it over rice, noodles, or just stand over the grill and eat ’em, they’re that good!
  • Five Dot Ranch Top Sirloin Beef Steak seasoned with Omnivore Salt + Garlic & Herb Compound Butter: An easy go-to value of a steak, perfect for weeknight meals, or a quick-and-easy impress your date dinner.
  • Niman Ranch Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin: Pork on pork action for the pork lovers out there.

We’ve also added a couple of new sausages from our talented butcher team, to spice up our already hot lineup:

  • Jalepeno & Cheddar Pork Sausage: Tamara put together this spicy, cheesey winner of a sausage, sure to warm you up on a cold, foggy summer night!
  • Beulah’s Old Fashioned Chicken Sausage: Another sure shot!  Juicy, lemony and herby inspired by Chris Timm’s Grandmama’s recipe and still going strong three generations later.

Our new lineup of pre-marinated meats make weeknight dinners and weekend grilling that much simpler: just grab-and-go, whether you’re grilling at home or hitting the road in search of sun! For your foggy summer nights, try pairing your grilled delights with Zinfandels, hand-selected by our Alcohol Buyer, Trac, to complement the meat while still summery and sippable.

Not sure what to grill? We’ve teamed up with Angelo Garro’s Omnivore Salt to stock our butchers with his amazing salts, so our butcher team can season your meat to your exact specifications – let us do the work for you, so all you have to do is impress your dining companions.


Trac

The Prodigal Zin Returns!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to dust off the grill and get ready for some backyard bbqing (even with all this fog). Along with rosés, no other wine complements baby back ribs, hot dogs, or steaks better than Zinfandels. However, Zinfandels are not known to be food friendly, because many of them are huge and monstrously powerful wines. The blast of rich, sometimes pruney fruit can be overbearing, and the hammer blow of the alcohol can be unpleasant. Zinfandels now commonly reach past 15% alcohol, often conveying an impression of sweetness that, combined with a thick texture, tends to blot out food. Sometimes they are actually sweet.

So why would we recommend Zinfandels with food then? Well, it is a uniquely American wine and nothing is more American than backyard bbqs. We want to feature the producers who we believe are making a more restrained style of Zins, lighter in body and lower in alcohol. This is often called the claret style, and we are celebrating these producers who are bringing Zinfandels back into the spotlight.

While you’re grabbing provisions for your summer grilling, check out these Zins to warm up those foggy grilling nights:BrocZin

Broc Cellars “Vine Starr” Zinfandel  Sonoma County, CA 2014 | $29.99
Chris Brockway has redefined what’s possible with Sonoma Zin. The Vine Starr shows the fresh and elegant side of Zin, with flavors of raspberry, pink peppercorns, and thyme. A Zinfandel that’s more like a fresh summer market than opening a jar of jam.

DasheZinDashe Les Enfants Terrible “Heart Arrow Ranch” Zinfandel Mendocino, CA 2015 | $24.99

Mike and Anne Dashe use organically grown grapes for their les Enfants Terribles series. This Zin is from a single-vineyard in Mendocino and complements its inherent fruitiness with rocks and wild herbs. Excellent with grilled meats.NalleZin

Nalle Zinfandel Dry Creek, CA 2014 | $39.99
This wine is a step back in California time with dusty Dry Creek roads, candied violets, and potpourri on the nose, followed by cherry pie, molasses, and orange rind on the palate.


Chili

All the Meats for Memorial Day

6B7A0808_lores (1)I like to think of Memorial Day Weekend as summer’s soft opening, and this weekend we will giving a nice little sneak peek at some of the amazing product and special deals that we will be sharing with our guests over the summer.

We’re excited about a new partnership with local, grass-fed beef from Richards Ranch.  The ranch is located along the Yuba River at the base of the Sierra Foothills, and provides lush pasture for its cattle that are all born and raised on the ranch.  We will be offering an extremely limited supply of hanger, skirt, flank and bavette steaks, all of which just happen to be perfect cuts to throw on your summer grill!

Starting Friday, May 27, we will be offering some great deals on a couple of select pork cuts from Niman Ranch.  First, we will have the elusive Baby Back Ribs on sale for $7.49 per pound (normally $8.99). Additionaly, we will be offering pork tenderloins at $12.99 per pound, a $2 discount off their normal price!  These great deals on sustainably-raised meats end Monday, so make sure you come by and grab some goodies for your grill before the weekend’s through, or shop our online Market for convenient delivery!


Chili

BN Ranch Rib Eye Bonanza

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Butcher David showing off beautiful BN Ranch Rib Eye

The Cadillac of beef at the price of a Chevy: for one week only we’re hosting a BN Ranch Rib Eye Bonanza, showcasing Bill “The Beef Guru” Niman’s 100% grass fed beef

  • BN Ranch Bone-in Rib Eye: $15.99/lb (Regularly $22.99/lb)
  • BN Ranch Boneless Rib Eye: $19.99/lb (Regularly $26.99/lb)

This is grass-fed beef at its best, raised on lush, open pastures and harvested at maturity. Packed with distinct flavor, these rib eyes have the perfect amount of intermuscular fat you typically get with a grain-finished steak, without the guilt. A fantastic steak to pan roast or to throw on the grill before San Francisco summer descends, these BN Ranch rib eyes are available now at both Bi-Rite Market locations while supplies last.


Jessie Rogers

Ready, Set, GRILL! Quick and Easy 4th of July Feasting

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Get ready for the perfect Fourth of July! Whether you’re hosting a cookout, heading to a casual picnic, or hitting the road for a long weekend getaway, we’ve got everything you need for the week’s events. From meat that’s ready to hit the grill to grab-and-go classic picnic fare, we’ll take the stress out of creating unforgettable Independence Day meals. So, gather your friends and family and enjoy the bounty!

Ready-to-Grill Marinaded Meats

flanksteakmarinade Fire up the flames and cook up some of our house-marinaded pre-packed meats. These easy options all take 20 minutes or less to grill to perfection, with no preparation required. Try the chili-marinaded grass-fed flank steaks from Estancia. Just put them on your medium-high heat grill for 6 minutes on each side, and you’re done. Or go with Mojo Pork Chops, beautiful thick cuts in a tangy citrus marinade with cumin and garlic. MojoPorkFor a poultry option, our organic free-range chicken from Mary’s Chickens in Sanger, CA is marinaded and spatchcocked by our butchers (butterflied with center bones removed), so they will lay flat on your grill for even, juicy cooking.

 

The Ultimate Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog

HotDogCloseupAlso ready for the coals are our Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, created by hand in our deli with BN Ranch hot dogs and Heritage Farms slab bacon. More of a DIY type? No problem! Just pick up a pack of San Francisco-made 4505 Meats or Let’s Be Frank hot dogs, Vermont Smoke & Cure Bacon, and build your own masterpiece. We love to garnish our dogs with West Ferments Sauerkraut from Point Reyes Station, CA; they use all organic and locally-sourced ingredients and practice ancient wild fermentation methods to lovingly create their products. Also decorating our dogs is a staff favorite, Sir Kensington Ketchup, made with vine-ripened pear tomatoes and flavored with tangy apple cider, coriander, lime juice, allspice, and onions. Finish it all off with Acme Bread Company buns made from sweet dough with a touch of olive oil. Perfection!

Seasonal Grilling Vegetables

CornIdeal sides for your BBQ meats are grilled organic California-grown corn, asparagus, and eggplant. Our corn from Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley, CA is sweet and crunchy–perfect to grill and eat off the cob, or to mix in a salad. It looks beautiful served next to deep-purple Globe Eggplants from Mariquita Farm in Watsonville, CA.

Instant Picnic

top view berries cheeseMeeting friends in a park or on a peak to watch fireworks? Take along our grab-and-go basket of yummy red, white, and blue American cheese. Featured in this trio are Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel, great on its own and as a melting cheese for cheeseburgers and pizzas,  Andante Dairy Fresh Chevre, a creamy and delicate hand-crafted cheese that pairs beautifully with Summer berries, and Point Reyes Bay Blue–salty, robust, and great with honey. Take along a baguette and some artisan-made Creminelli salami to share. This basket also makes a great gift for your cookout or party host!

Also check out our selection of house-made side salads, like our Classic American Potato Salad with organic potatoes, or our crunchy Cabbage Slaw, with red and green cabbage, carrots, shallots, and mustard. And our light and refreshing new Summer Corn and Cucumber Salad with sweet tomatoes, roasted corn, basil, and red wine vinaigrette is a sure crowd-pleaser.

Don’t Forget the Wine!

We’ve selected two wines from Dashe Cellars in Healdsburg, CA that are the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meals. Pick up the 2012 Dry Creek Valley Vin Gris (dry Rosé), an intensely fruity, refreshing wine that pairs beautifully with grilled fare. And the 2011 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel’s vibrant intensity transitions from cheese to meat to salads with ease.

We look forward to helping you develop the perfect menu, no matter where you’re celebrating. Happy Fourth of July!